The contract of employment which an employer offers and an employee accepts governs many aspects of the employment relationship. The agreed terms of a contract - be they explicit or implicit - are of paramount importance in determining the rights and duties of both parties. Each employee must be given a written statement of their terms and conditions of employment, as per provisions under the Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 - 2012, within two months of commencing employment.

SFA Guideline on Contracts of Employment

All employer/employee relationships involve a contract of employment. Such a contract is essential to the relationship between the employer and the employee. The contract which an employer offers and an employee accepts will govern many aspects of their future relationship. It is important to understand what information must be contained in a contract of employment and be mindful that employers have a responsibility to issue certain terms and conditions to employees. .. Read more

Sample Contract of Employment

This sample contract of employment is intended as a suggested outline of the form and contents of a general contract of employment. While it is in most respects quite comprehensive, it still needs to be adapted, and added to in accordance with the requirements of each individual company .. Read more

SFA Guideline on Fixed-Term Workers

The Protection of Employees (Fixed Term Work) Act, 2003 was signed into law on 14 July, 2003. The Act which implements EU Council Directive 1999/70/EC, aims to improve the quality of fixed term work and to outlaw discrimination against persons who are employed on fixed term or specified purpose contracts and... .. Read more

SFA Sample Fixed-Term / Specified Purpose Contract of Employment

There are some situations in which employers may find it desirable to enter into fixed term or specified purpose contracts with their employees. Where a company proposes to employ a person on such a contract the following general sample .. Read more

Sample Management Contract of Employment

The SFA have produced a sample Management Contract of Employment for senior positions. The contract used for management roles will often contain clauses such as confidentiality and higher notice periods than statutory minimums. .. Read more

Zero Hour & Flexible Working Contracts

Zero-hours and flexible working contracts are very topical this year, as the government plans to legislate for further protections for employees. This article will provide you with an understanding of zero-hour and flexible working contracts as well as details of the changes on the horizon regarding these type of arrangements. .. Read more

Independent Contractors Agreement - Sample Contract for Service

Sometimes businesses will enter into commercial arrangements with service providers. Before entering into any such arrangement a formal agreement should be prepared. The SFA have produced a sample Independent Contractors Agreement for members to .. Read more

Code of Practice on Employment Status

In most cases it will be clear whether an individual is employed or self-employed. However, it may not always be so obvious, which in turn can lead to misconceptions in relation to the employment status of individuals. This guide should help the company in reaching this conclusion. It is important that the job as .. Read more

Seasonal Workers – Key Considerations for Employers

Many employers recruit seasonal staff to cover peak trading periods. Certain industries such as agriculture, food processing, retail, tourism and catering are subject to seasonal fluctuations in business. In retail and hospitality for example, the summer months and December are often brisker trading periods that other times of the year. It is important for employers to be mindful of the fact that even when an individual is hired for only a few weeks or months, they still have certain rights and entitlements. These include the entitlement to .. Read more

SFA Webinar - Contracts of Employment

Playback an SFA Webinar and access the presentation on Contracts of Employment... .. Read more